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Hold Your Man (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 July 1933 (USA)
Ruby falls in love with small-time con man Eddie. During a botched blackmail scheme, Eddie accidentally kills the man they were setting up. Eddie takes off and Ruby is sent to a reformatory for two years.

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Cast

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Eddie
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Al
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Gypsy
Muriel Kirkland ...
Bertha
Garry Owen ...
Slim
Barbara Barondess ...
Sadie
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Miss Tuttle
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Maizie
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Wagner
Helen Freeman ...
Miss Davis
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Storyline

Eddie Hall and his partner Slim are a pair of nickel-and-dime con men on the hustle. Nearly caught by the police, Eddie ducks into Ruby Adams's apartment and convinces her to hide him. Ruby isn't averse to taking advantage of the gullible herself and has even tried to manipulate money out of Al, the square shooter from Cincinnati who adores her. Ruby and Eddie hit it off, but when Eddie accidentally kills a drunk who was pawing Ruby, he takes off and she ends up in a women's reformatory, where she discovers she is pregnant. Devastated at the thought that Eddie has deserted her, she doesn't realize that Eddie has undergone a great change--one that will have a powerful impact on her. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

7 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tú eres mío  »

Box Office

Budget:

$260,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

" Hold Your Man " was the eighth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1933. See more »

Goofs

When Al and Ruby go to the Elite nightclub, as they are talking about her "lost" purse, the position of the ashtray on the table in the foreground keeps changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: [Watching Ruby walk away] Not bad.
Eddie: Yes sir, that baby's got rhythm.
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Connections

Featured in Bombshell (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
(1871) (uncredited)
Poem by Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Sung by the reformatory inmates at church
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My God, she is stupendous! As real as unreal gets.
25 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I always loved Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, but not so much Jean Harlow. Me = dumb. I'd only seen clips of her films here and there. I always thought she was a hot one-liner, a glamour girl. But after seeing this, my first full length Jean Harlow experience, I admit that Miss Harlow was a truly great screen artist with the gift of creating rich characters. I simply fell in love with her, not because she was the first blonde bombshell or because she died young and became a legend. In this film, Miss Harlow's character is multi-dimensional beyond the traditional 1930's moll. She starts out one place and travels an arduous journey to end up on the other side of life. I loved her tough exterior. I loved her smile. I loved her song at the piano. My God, she was stupendous, she made me burst into tears when she sang her sad song. Most of all, I loved the HAPPY ENDING, Hollywood style. One other thing I was thrilled about was the African American inmate and her preacher father. Anita Loos was SO ahead of her time. She wrote 2 characters who were so lovely and so real. The inmate girl and her father brought such harmony to their scenes with all the white folk. A REVELATION for me. I hate stereotypes.


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